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Vatican explains Pope Francis coat of arms

The coat of arms itself features a blue background with a sun at the top center. Inside are three letters symbolizing the Jesuit Order, IHS, with a cross on the letter H and three small nails underneath the letters.On the lower left is a star representing the Virgin Mary, and on the lower right is a branch of the tuberose flower, representing St. Joseph, the patron of the Universal Church. ;BR/RCarrRR--PRU:SCar